Example sentences for: ottomans

How can you use “ottomans” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Apart from repairing the islands’ fortifications, the Ottomans left few lasting remnants of their rule.

  • Subsequent “licences” granted by the Ottomans to European nobles saw many prize friezes disappear to archaeological collections around Europe, including the Elgin marbles (ornately carved pediments) that were taken to London by Lord Elgin.

  • The year 1821 marked the beginning of the Greek War of Independence, which resulted in victory for the Greeks in 1832, and another loss of territory for the Ottomans, whose empire had shrunk significantly.

  • Jerusalem fell to the Ottomans in 1517, remaining under their control for 400 years.

  • At the end of the stone jetty is a lighthouse erected during Turkish rule and the harbor cafés were where Ottomans used to socialize over dark thick coffee and communal narghiles (bubble pipes).

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